Church Messenger Pre-Registration


Becoming a Church Messenger

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention consists of representatives, or "messengers," as they are called, from cooperating churches, who gather to confer and determine the programs, policies, and budget of the Convention. Each church may be represented by up to 12 messengers, depending on church size and giving amounts to Convention causes, ensuring equal accessibility for small and large congregations alike.

If you are interested in becoming a messenger, please contact your pastors for information on the appropriate process of approval applicable in your church.

Pre-register your church messengers for the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting

How does it work?

  1. When you pre-register your church messengers, each messenger gets a unique 8 digit "Registration code."

  2. Print the messenger pre-registration sheets and give them to your church messengers. They must bring the sheets with them to the meeting to check in.

  3. Each individual messenger will present their individual pre-registration card. After validation, they will be given a ballot and name tag.

To pre-register messengers, you will need the following:

  1. Your church’s SBC ID number. If you do not know this 7-digit number, it can be found on your Annual Church Profile or by contacting your state convention office.
  2. Your church’s total collected tithes and offerings for the previous SBC fiscal year—October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
  3. Your church’s total giving to Convention causes for the same time frame. This would include Cooperative Program giving, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering giving, Annie Armstrong Easter Offering giving, and any other giving to entities of the Southern Baptist Convention from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.


If you do not know your SBC ID, please contact your church administrator, pastor, or your state convention.

Not an SBC Church Member?

If you are not a member of a Southern Baptist Church and would still like to attend the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting, please register here as a GUEST.